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The Public Child Welfare Certification Program (PCWCP) has been implemented by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and eleven university undergraduate social work programs in order to better serve the children and families in this state.

The goal of this program is to fill the ranks of Child Welfare Workers with the most competent and well-trained workers who can provide high quality services immediately following employment. The Cabinet has partnered with the Universities to offer Bachelor Social Work juniors and seniors their academic program in conjunction with participating in the Cabinet's child welfare training curricula prior to graduation. These students are provided instate tuition, a stipend and must complete a two year employment commitment with the Cabinet upon successful completion of the program.


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Spring 2020 Retreat Friday, April 3, 2020Saturday, April 4, 2020
Fall 2020 Retreat Friday, August 7, 2020Saturday, August 8, 2020
Spring 2021 Retreat Friday, April 9, 2021Saturday, April 10, 2021
Fall 2021 Retreat Friday, August 6, 2021Saturday, August 7, 2021